Caritas in Veritate International equips and sends volunteer helpers from the Youth Arise International network accompanied by material aid for works of charity and spiritual support to areas of humanitarian crisis.
CiVinternational Agency is formed in the Diocese of Phoenix under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Thomas Olmsted who is also serving in person as Caritas in Veritate International Episcopal Advisor. The agency would work closely with the Pontifical Council of Cor Unum in prioritizing the areas to be served, the timing of onsite commitments and coordination with local bishops. The agency has as its€™ board of Governors, Bishops, Priests and committed Catholic leaders from various strata of society. It is envisioned that young volunteers from Catholic ecclesial movements, universities, as well as other Catholic youth organizations would join as workers and enter the agency€™s formation programs over time. To support the agency philosophy and spirituality Deus Caritas Est Academy for leadership Development is also established. Caritas in Veritate International calls typically to a year of charitable service. This is seen as a unique formational opportunity for Catholic youth to learn about and experience the Social Doctrine of the Church through a personal commitment to concrete works of charity that will inform their spiritual, vocational and professional life choices.